American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
In collaboration with local grassroots non-governmental organizations (NGOs), students participate in sustainable development projects, such as digging ditches for the laying of water lines, planting trees and crops, and building schools and community centers. They also spend time learning about the interrelationship of social justice, service and Judaism, and build bridges of solidarity with some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Students plan a meaningful Shabbat experience that allows participants to experience the challenges and rewards of pluralistic Jewish communities.
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Program Dates: January through May, 2011
Who should apply: Any Hillel
Cost: $550 per person + airfare for an 8 day program
Location: The destination of our service programs is determined by a number of factors. However, we will plan to work in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Senegal and Uganda in 2011. Please note that service programs in Africa require at least 10 days in the field.